Category Archives: Projects I’ve done

The cards I have made that I really want to share with the world. Because if I didn’t want to share it, it wouldn’t show up on my blog.

A Spooky Bundle

I know everyone is excited about looking at the new Christmas items in the up coming Holiday Catalogue, but I thought a little something for Halloween might be nice too. So here are two things I made while the kids were leaving me alone (I didn’t have much time). Hope you like them!


This bundle comes with a stamp set and a set of thinlets. There are a few more stamps that I haven’t shown off here. Maybe another post with a few more things is in order.

Christmas Tree Boxes

I know it’s still summer, but if you are going to be making your own Christmas cards this year, you had better start thinking about them. I usually start in September with the release of the new Holiday Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! I got a sneak peak at it yesterday… I’M SO EXCITED! Sorry for yelling. I’m just really excited. It not only has some great things for Christmas, but also some of the best Halloween things I’ve seen in a long time. So I’ve decided to do a little sneak peak for all my customers. Once a week (maybe more if I have time) I will be posting projects I’ve made using some of the new things you can find in the catalogue. Hope you like them as much as I do!


I don’t have any of the new product yet, so this one is using some already available product. I used the Cutie Pie Thinlets to make the trees.

November Paper Pumpkin 2015

Here is this month’s paper pumpkin. This kit came with enough stuff to make 10 cards, 5 of each design. I always love their Christmas cards.


If you would like to sign up to recive a kit every month, click here

If you don’t really know what it’s all about, here is what you are missing. Paper pumpkin is a monthly kit that gets mailed to your door once a month. It’s only $24.95 (shipping included) per month and it comes with everything you need to make a fun paper project. Usually it’s cards, but sometimes it’s gift boxes or decorations. You get a stamp set, ink, a clear block (in your first kit only, to attach your stamps to) paper, embellishments, adhesives, and the best part, instructions on how to make everything so you don’t have to try and come up with an idea. Everything comes pre-cut and pre-scored so you don’t have to worry about that sort of thing. And if you don’t like the idea that comes with the kit, look up Paper Pumpkin on Pintrest. There are lots of alternative ideas there. Sounds great doesn’t it? Click the link above to sing up!

Beginner cards

I put together 12 cards for beginner classes. If you would like to make some of these cards, pick three of them. Then let me know what day works well for you and we can book a workshop for $12 per person. Bring as many people as you can. You will get one of the new catalogues for free, your workshop fee is waved, and you can pick a small prize from my prize bag. Here are the cards:

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Perpetual Birthday Book Calendar

I put together a few kits for people to make their own books. I thought it would be a good idea to shoe them what I did with my book. So here are the pictures:



I used the Project Life photo album 6″ x 8″ for the book, Very Vanilla for the pages to write on and to decorate the pocket, and 12″ x 12″ Crumb Cake to make the pocket pages. To make the pocket pages just fold the 12″ x 12″ card stock 4″ in, and then fold in half in the opposite direction with the 4″ pocket facing out to put cards in. Decorate the pages however you like, hole punch and put in your book! It’s really easy, and now not only do you have a place to keep track of all the birthdays in your life, but you also have a place to keep the cards safe until they are needed.

Hope you have fun with this! Any questions feel free to comment on this and I’ll get back to you.

Salad in a Jar

I was introduced to this fantastic idea… making your weeks worth of salads in one day. Pack them as tight as you can in a jar to keep them fresh. You have to layer them in a particular way…

  1. dressing
  2. veggies that don’t absorb moisture (ie: cherry tomatoes, carrots, snap pees)
  3. greens. Start with celery or cucumbers and finish with your lettuce.
  4. add nuts on top if you like.


Cook up some chicken or some egg and add when ready to eat it. They can keep in the fridge for up to two weeks! Use wide mouth jars for ease of packing everything in tightly. I made six of these for some friends who are having a had time finding time to make food lately. It only took me an hour. But I’m slow at chopping.

Fun Fold Out Card

I was trying to think of a bunch of ways to use all this designer paper that I have. I think the most fun idea was this nice tri-fold card. When it’s folded up, you can see both sides of the paper. I thought this was fantastic because I can never make up my mind which side of that paper I want to use.


When you open it up, there is lots of space to write on. And it was so simple. The tall side is 5 1/2″ (same as a regular card), and the short side is 2 1/2″. Make a score line at the 4″ mark from either side and fold your 12″ long paper into three parts. Easy as that!


The colour scheme I used here was Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party.

Hope you have fun trying this one out!


Father Time

My husband was looking on the Groupon web-site and there were a lot of groupons for watches. Over half of them were for watches… He turned to me and asked, “You think Father’s Day is coming up?” Thus, the inspiration for this card.


I really wish I had a saying that had something to do with time, or a basic typeset kind of stamp set. Maybe soon. Anyway, here is what I used to make this card:

  • Stamp sets: Clockworks, Father To Look Up To
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
  • Card Stock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
  • Other: Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Sponges, Anywhere Glue Stick, Stampin’ Dimentionals


Father’s Day Tree

The events just keep coming in our house. I feel like I haven’t had a brake in months. But I must admit, when I have no big thing to plan for, I feel a little lost.

Next on the list: Father’s Day! The day after that is my husband’s birthday. I think there are a few other birthdays between now and then but I can’t seem to keep track any more. But back to Father’s Day. I started making cards for all your wonderful dad’s out there. Get them while you can. This one is particularly great. It’s the only saying that I have found that my husband, and father of my children, thinks is good enough to give to his dad. All other sayings are too sappy or too sentimental.


So if you would like one, just let me know by June 12th so I have time to get it to you. Hopefully I will have time to post more father’s day cards. I have lots of ideas, but only a few get made. I need to plant more Thyme in my garden, see if that helps.


Big cards

I recently was asked to do an oversize card for someone who was in the hospital. This way, lot’s of people could send their well wishes all at once. I had to think about this for a bit. And then silly me came up with the obvious idea of sewing two 8 1/2 x 11 peaces of paper together for a card 4 times it’s normal size. Never would have thought of that if sewing had not become so popular in the card making world. So here it is:


It’s a good idea to score the front peace of paper so that it opens easily. It was for a guy so I thought, the more basic it was, the better. Guys seem to appreciate simplicity.

Supply List:

  • Stamps: Clockworks, Hardwood, Sassy Salutations
  • Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
  • Other: Sponges, Sewing things.